KOHAT: A speeding car killed two pedestrians on the Indus highway in Dhodha Square here on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Khayal Khan and Mohammad Jameel, residents of Shaheed Banda area. The police took the bodies to the KDA Teaching Hospital for postmortem.

A police official said the driver of the car sped away. He added the police were making efforts to arrest him.

Meanwhile, deputy commissioner Dr Azmatullah Wazir on Tuesday issued a stern warning that those indulging in festive firing on Chand Raat and Eid days would spend their Eid in the jail.

Chairing a meeting here, he also appealed to the people to spend the money wasted on bullets on the welfare of poor.

Tehsil municipal officers, officials of the police, health and Water and Sanitation Services Company attended the meeting. The participants termed festive firing a cognisable offense because it could take a life or render any person disabled for life.

The deputy commissioner also directed keeping the roads, streets, surroundings of mosques and bazaars clean during Eid days.

POWER, GAS OUTAGES: The consumers complained on Tuesday that they continued to suffer power and gas outages throughout Ramazan despite promises of smooth supply.

Chairman of Grand Businessmen Alliance Haji Abid Khan and chief of Kohat Muttahida Tajir Ittehad Ameer Khan Afridi lamented that the service providers had no regard for the holy month of Ramazan.

Chairman of association of CNG stations, southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Haji Sajid regretted that power loadshedding was being carried out from 6am to 10am and then from 2pm to 5pm in the Kohat city.

He said the situation was worse in the rural areas.

However, Peshawar Electric Supply Company executive engineer said the areas where the people didn’t pay the bills were subjected to long power suspension.

Published in Dawn, April 10th, 2024

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